Nebula Acquisition Corporation (NEBU) and PICO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) Comparing side by side

We will be contrasting the differences between Nebula Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:NEBU) and PICO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) as far as profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Conglomerates industry.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nebula Acquisition Corporation N/A 0.00 2.69M 0.08 128.72
PICO Holdings Inc. 13.05M 17.53 3.37M -1.76 0.00

Table 1 highlights Nebula Acquisition Corporation and PICO Holdings Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 shows Nebula Acquisition Corporation and PICO Holdings Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nebula Acquisition Corporation 0.00% 0% 0%
PICO Holdings Inc. -25.82% -2.2% -2.1%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 56.04% of Nebula Acquisition Corporation shares and 69.6% of PICO Holdings Inc. shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.7% of PICO Holdings Inc.’s shares.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Nebula Acquisition Corporation 2.03% 3.25% 0% 0% 0% 2.97%
PICO Holdings Inc. -3.51% 4.84% 2.93% -16.21% -16.56% 11.38%

For the past year Nebula Acquisition Corporation’s stock price has smaller growth than PICO Holdings Inc.

Summary

On 6 of the 9 factors Nebula Acquisition Corporation beats PICO Holdings Inc.

Nebula Acquisition Corporation intends to acquire businesses and assets through merger, capital stock exchange, stock purchase, reorganization, or business combination. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.

PICO Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in real estate operations, and water resource and water storage activities in the United States. It is involved constructing, marketing, and selling single-family homes in California, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The company also acquires or develops water rights and water related assets in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico; develops and operates its water storage facility near Phoenix, Arizona; utilizes water storage capacity operated by third parties in Arizona; and banks or stores water with municipalities in Nevada and New Mexico. As of December 31, 2016, the company had 121 completed homes, including 61 model homes; and 400 under construction homes comprising 5 model homes. PICO Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.